Print Friendly and PDF

Statement from Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah on the Defeat of Proposal 6 in the November 6 Election

DETROIT, November 7, 2012 – “The truth is not a commodity. Despite the tens of millions of dollars spent on misleading campaign ads in favor of Proposal 6, the facts never changed. The New International Trade Crossing will create thousands of jobs and millions in investment. It will position Michigan to thrive in the global economy and benefit businesses throughout the state. Those are the facts. Fortunately, voters saw Proposal 6 for what it was – a lucratively financed attempt to hijack the constitution and protect a billionaire’s monopoly with no regard for the rest of the state.

With this ballot issue behind us, hopefully now we can focus on continuing the reinvention of Michigan and build on the progress created under Gov. Snyder’s leadership.”

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three-quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

# # #